About this project
An easy, plug and play, USB media player, that works on all screens, and syncs without problems or cables.
As artists we often had a hard time installing video presentations for exhibitions. How could we easily loop a video? And sync a video over multiple screens? Simple things that were time consuming while you would think it could have been solved easily...
Fact of the matter was, that if you wanted to play multiple videos in an exhibition or at a fair, it was always a problem! Remote controls that needed to be pressed at the same time, computers that needed to be programmed, professional companies hired to install. Or you always had to go yourself. What if there was to be a box that would just fix that. It would not be exiting, it would not offer anything new, it wouldn't cost days to figure out, it would just make technology work. That's it!
So we found a great engineer in China who helped us make our dream media player! A simple box that would take the first video on a USB key, and loop it. And when you would have two boxes they could sync at the flick of a switch! They even wanted to help us create a small production run! OMG. And it was possible to put on a custom screensaver! Just like the old DVD player screen savers. So we could put our own artwork on there, making it an art piece when it's not used to play your video! A machine that actually works, and is an artwork at the same time! Your getting a limited edition art piece for free!
So we came up with the name for our company. DullTech. Technology that does not need to be exiting. It's boring, you know why? Because it just works.
We had sample models made, and have tested it extensively in the past year. They worked perfectly, surprising technicians at every install. We have learned a lot and made some adjustments, like the support for mac formatted USB keys, and now we're ready! Yep, things just got really real! And right now, we are finally ready to make the first production run! With your help!
You can help us make the first production run, by pre-ordering the DullTech media player, a custom signed player, or any of our brand new DullTech merchandise, together we can pull this off!
Custom technology to actually help make things easier, no more bizarre capitalist big brands with way too many functions to understand. Just send DullTech video players to the place you want to show your work, and anyone can install it! Its that easy. No difficult kits to program, computers to borrow, or players to rent. If you ever had a problem installing video presentations, be it single or multi channel. Help this art project on its feet, and let technology work for us again. Knowing you are supporting a grass roots tech company, that puts values over profit.
It comes with a USB key for your work, sync's at the flick of switch, will play to HDMI, VGA, and composite video. All standard video files are supported, and guess what?
We made it simple. We made it Dull,
We made it, DullTech!
Risks and challenges
The last three years has been a rollercoaster in which we got to surround ourselves with great and talented people, from technicians, engineers, to investors, hardware start up specialist, artists, museums, journalists and collectors. Friends in the startup field are coaching us through every step, everybody just really likes the honesty of the idea. With plenty of combined experience we have a strong motivation to make exhibition installs much much easier. And we won't stop until technology is Dull! : )Having been in China with our engineer several times, we will go back to do the final checks on the first production run. Together with our new friends in the field we are setting up a distribution network in case the DullTech player gets to be a product beyond this Kickstarter. Vetted quality checkers, warehouses, shipping experts, you name it. We prepared for this day for years. We're ready.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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